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Old 09-10-2009, 01:20 PM   #1
Alvaro Hernandez
Location: Champaign

Join Date: May 2009
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Smile Senior Research Specialist for DNA library Services, UIUC

Senior Research Specialist in Life Sciences
Roy J. Carver Biotechnology Center

Proposed Starting Date: To be determined after search closes

Qualifications: B.S. with demonstrated experience or M.S./Ph.D. in Biology related fields. Candidate must be proficient in standard molecular biology techniques, including DNA/RNA extraction/manipulation, cDNA synthesis, PCR, adaptor design for ligation to DNA, cDNA and genomic DNA library construction, and gene cloning. Experience with methods used for next-generation sequencing platforms is desirable.

Must be eligible to work in the United States

Responsibilities: The University of Illinois Roy J. Carver Biotechnology Center is a core user facility and this position is associated specifically with the high-throughput DNA sequencing unit. Major responsibilities are preparation of genomic DNA, cDNA, and small RNA libraries for sequencing by Sanger or Roche 454 and Illumina next generation sequencing platforms as well as assist with sequencing procedures. This includes improvement and development of new protocols as well as troubleshooting.

Type of Position: Full-time Academic Professional. Salary is commensurate with experience.

Application: Please complete your candidate profile at and upload your cover letter and resume, to include at least three contacts for references. All requested information must be submitted for your application to be considered.
Please send academic transcript(s), to:

Rhonda Lipking, Administrative Secretary
Roy J. Carver Biotechnology Center, 2613 Institute for Genomic Biology
1206 W. Gregory Drive, Urbana, IL 61801
Phone: (217) 333-1695, Email:

For additional information: Dr. Mark Mikel, Associate Director, Roy J. Carver Biotechnology Center; Phone: (217) 244-0144; Email:

Deadline: For full consideration, applications must be received by 5:00 pm September 20, 2009.

The University of Illinois is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer
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